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Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides emotional and psychological support to students as they pursue their academic and personal goals. We strive to enhance the quality of your experience at Kingsborough, both inside and outside of the classroom.We offer individual and group counseling, as well as referrals to on- and off- campus resources. Appointments are required for routine services and we have a mix of in-person and virtual sessions available. For those with urgent or emergency needs, walk-in crisis interventions for students in distress and consultations for faculty and staff are also available. All services within Student Wellness Services, including Counseling sessions, are Free, Confidential, and Voluntary for currently enrolled students. 

Scheduling an Appointment

If you are a registered student, you can call the Counseling Center at 718-368-5975 or email to schedule an appointment. Our front desk is open from Monday to Friday at 9a to 5p . If you call after hours, please leave a detailed message and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours. 
Please note:

  • We will need your name and ID number to confirm your identity and registration status
  • For security purposes, we will send all communication and intake forms through your official KBCC email
  • Once forms are completed and returned, a counselor will contact you to set up an appointment


Emergency and Crisis Services

Please note, our email and voicemail is NOT monitored continuously. 

For 24-hour Crisis Support:

  • NYC WELL at 1-888-NYC-WELL or Text "WELL" to 65173
  • Crisis Text Lineby texting CUNY to 741741
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by Phone or Text 988
  • CUNY Mental Health Resources

For Emergencies:

  • On campus call Public Safety Office at 718-368-7777 or go to Room L 201
  • Off campus mental health emergency, please call the new Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. 
  • Off campus dial 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room

Services are always voluntary, free, and confidential. Sessions are generally about 45 minutes long and held once a week with a licensed or supervised clinician. Sessions are done in person, on the phone, or via zoom.

Our counselors are people who care and listen to you in a safe, private, and non-judgmental atmosphere. We can help you clarify issues and identify goals from an objective point of view. We can also help teach you healthy strategies to effectively cope with your situation.

While we understand that college can be a time to have fun, make connections, and grow both personally and professionally, it can also be very stressful. It takes strength to recognize that you might need help and it takes courage to ask for help. When you are ready to talk to someone, please know that you can come to us.

All registered students can meet with a counselor for free to complete an initial assessment of their needs. Once you discuss your needs with a counselor, they can help you explore the best way to address them.

Students may either be seen for individual counseling at the center or directed to the appropriate on or off campus resource that best fits them. This service is specifically geared to helping students with personal and emotional issues that are interfering with achieving their academic goals. If your concerns would be better addressed by an off-campus provider, we can also help you find and get connected to those referrals.


No records about your visit exist outside of our office. We won’t share any information about your sessions to anyone unless you give us your written permission to release your records. There are a few exceptions to that rule of confidentiality:

  • If we assess that you may be a danger to yourself or others
  • If we assess that a child or elder is being abused, neglected, or exploited
  • If we are required to present records or information as part of a legal proceeding


  • Adjustment to college
  • Family problems
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Relationship concerns
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Anger / Conflict

  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Referrals to off-campus community agencies
  • Outreach services to the campus community
  • Faculty and Staff consultation and training on how to intervene with students’ emotional or psychological concerns

Links to resources and support for the general public can be found below:

If you have recently graduated, become unemployed, or are uninsured, the links below may be able to help.

New York State Health Plan Marketplace for Individual and Small Business

Pearl Bodansky EP - United Health Care

Ella Peck EP - United Health Care